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Hyperlocal Publishers Join SOPA Protest

Brian Dengler

Hyperlocal Publishers Join SOPA Protest

Online publishers large and small went dark yesterday to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act currently pending in Congress. Declared the “Web Goes on Strike” day by Fight for the Future, sites such as Wikipedia and hyperlocal city directories like City View have gone entirely dark. Google placed a black banner over its logo and included a link “Tell Congress: Please don’t censor the web.”

Media Companies Slam SOPA Alternative — What It Means for Hyperlocals

Brian Dengler

Media Companies Slam SOPA Alternative — What It Means for Hyperlocals

Representatives of large media companies are opposing a new anti-piracy bill introduced by U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Representative Darell Issa (R-Calif.) that offers an alternative to another bill — the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) — which critics say place to much burden on hyperlocal news publishers and other web sites…